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Visit a working Toy Soldier Factory, situated in the picturesque village of Kilnamartyra, which is between Killarney and Cork City just off the N22 road.

Our friendly staff provide a quick comprehensive casting demonstration on how to make metal figures from our rubber moulds. Once completed, visitors can engage in relaxing painting workshops where you can choose between soldiers, monsters or fairies and elves. Workshops are suitable for adults and kids aged 7+ and are available Monday to Saturday. Alternatively browse our extensive products and giftware from Irish manufacturers.

The factory visitor center has hundreds of hand painted miniatures, including being fully licensed to make collectible Mithril miniatures from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books written by the famous author, J.R.R. Tolkien. Production of these figurines started in 1988 and today we have nearly recreated every character whether it is friends or foes including Gandalf and Sauron. Over 800 figures have come to life in the factory and still growing.

You can pre-book a workshop table with a small deposit and pay the remainder when you arrive. The deposit will cover the cost of a single basic workshop for one person. Or you can book a workshop on arrival. Workshops can take over an hour and you get to keep your finished masterpiece.

We offer refreshments to visitors as well as free wifi and parking. There is no entrance fee for visiting us. Open Mon-Fri 9-17, Sat 10-17. Last workshop 16.00.

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